Volunteer Appreciation Edition

Today we celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week. The success of our PTA — all the community events we host and programs we provide — is dependent on the time and dedication of our volunteers. Parents, guardians, grandparents, and other adult role models are critical to our ability to perform and deliver for our children.

To our volunteers, THANK YOU!  “It takes a village” to provide the enrichment and entertainment programs our children have come to enjoy. Without your personal time and dedication, our PTA would not have been able to deliver the great events and programs.

Thank You to our valuable PTA volunteers, including but not limited to:

  • Room parent leaders and classroom volunteers;
  • Social event coordinators and event volunteers (Ice Cream Social, Monster Mash, Holly Jolly Workshop, etc.);
  • Reading enrichment coordinators and volunteers;
  • Fundraising coordinators and contributors/donors (Fun Run, Ledo Pizza Nights, etc.);
  • Hospitality host and contributors (back to school dinner, teacher and staff appreciation, etc.);
  • Program leaders and volunteers supporting Junior Achievement, Yearbook, Paw Printers, STEM Science Fair, Assemblies, etc.;
  • WatchDOGS Top Dog and male role model volunteers; and,
  • PTA Board Officers, Committee Chairs, Faculty Advisers and School Administrators.



JA Day Volunteers Urgently Needed

Junior Achievement is this Friday, April 28th. At this time, we only have 15 classrooms with volunteers for JA Day, and we are in desperate need of volunteers! This valuable and fun program teaches financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to students. No previous teaching, or business experience needed. Teachers remain in the classroom the entire time on this day and all materials are provided. There is minimal review and preparation.

Students LOVE seeing family members (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other adult volunteers) come in and teach for the day.

Please consider volunteering to help ensure this program is successful for every classroom in our school. Use the link below to sign-up TODAY!


Announcing YOUR 2017-18 PTA Board Officers

In accordance with our bylaws, on April 20th elections were conducted for next school year’s PTA Board Officers. We are excited to announce that by majority vote, the following Officers have been named for SY 2017-18:

President – Megan Watson

Vice-President – Jenn Bach

Treasurer – Gary Heldt

Secretary – Traci Hurst-Morataya

The current Board Officers remain in their roles through June 30, 2017.  The transition will occur on July 1, 2017.  Thank you to all our PTA members that turned out to cast your vote.


JA Day Volunteers – URGENTLY NEEDED for This Friday

Instructional volunteers are URGENTLY needed to participate in Junior Achievement Day this Friday, April 28.

Students participate in the Junior Achievement (JA) program, teaching them about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on instruction. JA is taught in each classroom by adult volunteers (e.g. parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.). This is a great opportunity to participate in your child’s education.

We are way down in our minimum required instructional volunteers.  No advanced degrees or training is required.  Once you sign-up, you can coordinate with our program leader via email to obtain your individual instructional kit.

To sign-up for your instructional volunteer time slot, go to this SignUpGenius:


Thank You Book Fair Volunteers

A huge thank you to all of our book fair volunteers. Your efforts not only help us get books into the hands of students, but into our school library, classroom libraries and allow us to buy online products for the whole school. We can’t do it without you! A special shout out to Erika Cadori for coordinating the volunteer sign-up and filling in when we needed it! Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with set up and break down and running the book fair including:

Monika Scherer, Sarah Portaro, Jenn Bach, Kate Bromley, Kim Humphrey, Jillian Fare, Tammi Simpson, Kara Flaherty, Katie Corcoran, Jacquie Longworthy-Perdue, Chris Gustie, Traci Hurst-Morataya, Cynthia Sullens, Laura Barrett, Sarah Tran, Mary Ann Bender, Angela Tanner-Dean, Sharlee Fleshman and Shannon Miller.


Vision and Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed

Vision and Hearing Screening is all day on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2.

Adult volunteers are needed to assist Ms. Nesbit in our Health Room, with the annual vision and hearing screening. The screening runs from 8:30am until 3:30pm on both days. In order to obtain accurate screening results, a quiet environment is necessary. Therefore, adult volunteers are asked to not bring under-school age children to school when volunteering for this program.

Whether you can volunteer 2 hours, half a day or the full day, your time and assistance will be greatly needed. Please email Ms. Nesbit at to let her know your availability to volunteer or to ask questions. Please see the attached letter from the Dept of Health regarding volunteering duties for this program –> Vision and Hearing Screening Letter 04-03-2017


Spiritwear Ordering is CLOSED

No additional orders will be accepted. Order forms and payment will be returned to the student and the order will not be fulfilled. The next opportunity to place orders for CES spiritwear will be this Fall 2017, shortly after the start of school. Orders placed by April 20th will be fulfilled and distributed in mid May. Please direct your questions to



PTA Elections at 3:45PM TODAY

The special PTA Board Elections meeting is today, Thursday, April 20th at 3:45PM in the Media Center. PTA members are asked to join us for the very short meeting scheduled right after dismissal, to cast your vote for our leadership board for next school year. Children are welcome. The meeting should not take more than 15 minutes. Only PTA Members may vote.


Cast Your Vote – PTA elections tomorrow

The special PTA Board Elections meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th at 3:45PM in the Media Center. PTA members are asked to join us for the very short meeting scheduled right after dismissal, to cast your vote for our leadership board for next school year. Children are welcome. The meeting should not take more than 15 minutes. Only PTA Members may vote.

Current list of candidates include:

President:  Megan Watson (currently unopposed)

Vice-President:  Jennifer Bach (currently unopposed)

Treasurer:  Gary Heldt (currently unopposed)

Secretary:  Traci Hurst-Morataya and John Juppe

Interested in volunteering? Get involved and submit your self-nomination. For more information, click here.


Spiritwear Orders due TODAY

Turn in your order form and payment by today, Wednesday, April 19th.

CES PTA is excited to offer a new line of spiritwear apparel with our new CES Cubby Pride graphic. We have partnered with Signature Teamwear to offer this limited-time opportunity to purchase your Crofton Elementary School spirit wear.

  1. Orders must be paid for, in advance, by check or money order made payable to “CES PTA”.
  2. No cash payments will be accepted.  Any cash orders will be returned to your student and the order will not be fulfilled.
  3. No product previews.  All sales are final.  No refunds.
  4. Orders must be turned in to the school by no later than today, Wednesday, April 19thTurn in the order form with payment in an envelope marked “Spiritwear”.
  5. Products are only available with advanced purchase — PTA will not maintain surplus inventory.
  6. Orders will be fulfilled and distributed to your student within 3 to 4 weeks (estimated delivery the week of May 15th).
  7. If you lost the order form, you can download and print a copy by clicking here.
  8. Please direct questions to

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